"I highly recommend them. They make you comfortable from the get go. They became just like family to me."
- Patty

Learn About Our Approach to Care

Our Approach

At Golden State Cancer Centers our mission is to provide world-class cancer care. We are here to take care of you every step of the way during this difficult time. Our highly specialized radiation oncologist will determine the treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcome. We will keep you and your caregivers informed and supported from diagnosis through treatment.

We treat our patients like they’re a member of our own family

We treat cancer using state-of-the-art personalized care

We deliver care with compassion, empathy and respect

Why Choose Golden State?

We know you have a choice about where you get your cancer care. Here are the top reasons why we believe Golden State is the best choice:

  1. We embrace technologies and therapeutic methods that give patients real hope for recovery.
  2. Our treatment plans follow national guidelines and are the same protocols as those used by the top academic cancer centers.
  3. Dr. Scharlach is specially trained, board certified and highly respected in the medical community.
  4. Our medical, technical and support staff are experienced and experts at what they do.
  5. We work as a one team that is closely coordinated, with one focus.
  6. We want everyone to feel like family.
  7. We care about your quality of life so we keep close tabs on your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Your Experience is Unique

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is emotional, scary, overwhelming and can make you feel like you’ve lost control. Your cancer and the way you respond to treatments are individual and personal. Most people know about cancer through the experience of someone else, often a family member or friend. There are many types of cancer and other people’s experiences will not be the same as yours. We encourage you to express your emotions, ask questions and allow us to teach you how to be an advocate for yourself.

Some cancers have excellent outcomes and can be cured with new technologies and advancements. In other cases, treatments may be given to either extend or maintain your quality of life. The first step to regaining control and alleviating much of your anxiety is to educate yourself about your cancer. Few cancers require emergency treatment so you have time to learn about your diagnosis and treatment options. We encourage you to ask questions and seek additional medical information.

There are many websites with information about cancer. We recommend using reliable sources, including The American Cancer Society and The National Cancer Institute.

Felt like family

"Everybody was super nice and welcoming. It felt like family. I like that Dr. Scharlach was honest. He was informative with no BS. I've been cancer free for almost five years."
- Massi